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Helenvale Multi-Purpose Community Centre - The Matrix cc

Citation: While architecture for social engineering is ananathema, where the architect’s involvement in a project helps direct and enrich the brief so as to create more than just a building, but a community generator, it is praiseworthy. When the resultant design is well considered, the designer engaged with the site from edge to edge, so as to knit the project into the social and urban fabric it has all the attributes of merit. This is such a project. While not an extensive or complicated brief the scaling, palette of materials and organisation of spaces all take on an urban dimension and become part of the public realm of the community it serves while being mindful of aspects of security and robustness. It is deemed by the panel of assessors to be exemplary of its type and conferred a regional Award for Architecture.